Truth and Beauty
Aesthetics and Motivations in Science New edition
By (author) S. Chandrasekhar
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Truth and Beauty by S. Chandrasekhar
Book Description"What a splendid book! Reading it is a joy, and for me, at least, continuing reading it became compulsive. . . . Chandrasekhar is a distinguished astrophysicist and every one of the lectures bears the hallmark of all his work: precision, thoroughness, lucidity." Sir Hermann Bondi, "Nature" The late S. Chandrasekhar was best known for his discovery of the upper limit to the mass of a white dwarf star, for which he received the NobelPrize in Physics in 1983. He was the author of many books, including"The Mathematical Theory of Black Holes" and, most recently, "Newton's Principia for the Common Reader. ""
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226100876
(229mm x 155mm x 12mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1990
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author S. Chandrasekhar
Hungry People and Empty Lands, Paperback (April 2015)
First published in 1954, this reissue deals with the problem of international tensions arising from demographic and fertility differences, with special reference to such heavily populated Asian countries as China, Japan and India.
Eddington, Paperback (November 2009)
This book is based on two lectures given in Cambridge by Professor Chandrasckhar to mark the centenary of the birth of Arthur Stanley Eddington.
Newton's 'Principia' for the Common Reader, Paperback (April 2003)» View all books by S. Chandrasekhar
Presents a comprehensive analysis of Newton's Principia without recourse to secondary sources. This work analyses some 150 propositions, which form a direct chain leading to Newton's formulation of his universal law of gravitation. In each case, Newton's proofs are arranged in a linear sequence of equations and arguments.
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Author Biography - S. Chandrasekhar
S. Chandrasekhar has received many awards in his career, including the Nobel Prize for Physics, the National Medal of Science (U.S.), and the Copley Medal of the Royal Society (London). He is the Morton D. Hull Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Department of Physics, and the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago.
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